Friday, September 24, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation!!

Well fall is officially here and so I thought I would show the 10 people who read this blog how I have spent my summer vacation.

We are finishing our basement. We hired out the framing, plumbing, electrical, drywall and then even though we know nothing about carpentry we I decided we should do the finish carpentry ourselves.  What can I say I really wanted a nail gun.  Thank goodness for YOUTUBE.  You can learn how to do anything on YOUTUBE.

We are finishing the basement in what we are calling three phases.
Phase one includes paint and carpet and 2 daughters moved into rooms downstairs.
Phase two includes picture frame wainscoting and bathroom
Phase three includes built ins here

 And small kitchen here

Here are a few pics of what we have done so far

 This is where we will attempt to hang our daughters bed.

We have a really good friend who knows a lot about everything coming to paint the basement next week.  I'll pass along everything I learn from him.  ( He grew up working in the family painting business)